Monday, April 30, 2012

Strawberries: Bread & Butter

When Whitney brings you strawberries... Make Strawberry Bread and Butter.

I love this bread and butter it is delicious and refreshing, there is really nothing more to say! It's Strawberry season and you must try it!

The Recipes

Strawberry Bread:

1 Cup Butter
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 tsp. Lemon Extract
4 Eggs
3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Cream of Tartar
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 Cup Strawberry Jam
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
Optional 1 cup chopped nuts

In mixing Bowl, Cream butter, Sugar, Vanilla, and Lemon Extract till fluffy. Add Eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir together thoroughly Flour, Salt, Cream of Tartar and Baking Soda in a separate bowl. Combine Strawberry Jam and Sour Cream. Add Jam mixture alternately with dry ingredients to creamed mixture beating till well combined. (optional: stir in nuts now) Also another option is to add fresh diced strawberries and fold into the batter at this time.  Divide batter evenly among 5 greased 4 1/2 X 2 1/2 X 1 1/2 - inch loaf pans. Bake at 350 till done. 50 to 55 minutes. Cool 10 minutes in pans. Remove from pans: cool on racks.

Strawberry Butter:

1 cup of fresh Strawberries. In blender mix berries, 1 Cup softened Butter, and 1 Cup Powdered Sugar. Cover. Bled at high speed till smooth. Scraping sides as often as needed. Makes about 2 1/2 Cups.


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